Defray Ransomware Seen Targeting Education, Healthcare Industry

Sure… go after the verticals that have the poorest protection. Makes perfect sense. Chris Brook reports:

Researchers observed a new, albeit small and selective ransomware campaign earlier this month targeting both education and healthcare verticals. The ransomware, dubbed Defray, comes hidden in rigged Microsoft Word document attachments, sent via email.

Researchers with Proofpoint, who spotted two attacks dropping the ransomware – one on Aug. 15, one on Aug. 22, say that while uncommon, the malware may not be destined for large-scale attacks.

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